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Sir420

Sir420

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Sir420

#10

Sir420 commented on Editorial: Nintendo's Problems With Trends and...:

@AugustusOxy When you say "[Youtube] has also made me realize 'this isn't my kind of game' and has prevented sales too," You're expressing that Nintendo would rather sell people a game they don't like than make informed purchasing decisions? You may be right about that, but it's a sad, cynical statement.

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#12

Sir420 commented on Video: Trine 3: The Artifacts of Power is Shap...:

@FLUX_CAPACITOR One thing to take into account is the advanced lighting, shadow, and particle effects. Not to mention rendering a few large items, such as in Mario Kart8, is easier than rendering many smaller items, like Diablo III, which ran poorly on Xbone/PS4 until a patch. Speaking of Mario Kart, Nintendo has a way of programing for their own hardware in a way third parties, especially indies, are not as successful with.

I would expect Frozenbyte will be able to run this game on Wii U with scaled down resolution and shaders/effects.

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#13

Sir420 commented on Video: Trine 3: The Artifacts of Power is Shap...:

@AVahne, don't forget Metal Gear Solid V: Phantom Pain, Street Fighter V, Tekken 7. I am super pumped for all of those, although I'll have to wait longer for an Xbone iteration of Street Fighter...

[EDIT] Corrected Ground Zeroes to Phantom Pain.

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#14

Sir420 commented on Video: Trine 3: The Artifacts of Power is Shap...:

It looks great. The controls are spongy in Trine 2, and that looks like it will be the case here judging by the jumps into the wall. As far as I'm concerned, this is a must buy no matter what systems it arrives on.

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#16

Sir420 commented on Talking Point: Nintendo's Plans for DLC and Mi...:

I've already spent over $400 dollars on Smash, over $600 if you include amiibo. I don't mind spending $6 more on these awesome costumes.

Edit: FYI: Got 1 Wii u copy, 4 3DS copies, 2 White Smash Gamecube Controllers, GC adapter, and 2 additional Pro controllers. Around 15 amiibo, mostly at retail price.

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#24

Sir420 commented on Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams GamePad Sound Pa...:

Excellent! I've been a squeaky wheel on this for some time. Have let the game rest while we've been waiting. Despite its less than tight controls, muttering frame rate, and level pacing issues, this is a great time waster and challenge.

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#26

Sir420 commented on Poll: Have You Been Able to Buy the Super Smas...:

Regarding Wave 2: on November 8th I preordered Luigi, Zelda, Diddy Kong, and Captain Falcon, but online and in town. Every pre-order is marked as canceled or delayed till January 15th. I found Zelda on the shelf at another store in town.

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#27

Sir420 commented on Video: This Is What Watch Dogs Looks Like On W...:

@SKTTR I understand where you're coming from. My experience with Nintendo is that it takes them YEARS to drop the price on their big games, so I usually just buy them at launch. I'll splurge from time to time, like with Bayonetta 2, but just expect to budget for first party Nintendo games.

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#30

Sir420 commented on Video: This Is What Watch Dogs Looks Like On W...:

@Goob I did not notice any tearing. Frame rate is a fairly smooth 30 with minimal dips, but nothing to be upset about. Much better than ACIV. Shadows are not the nasty hashmarks in Splinter Cell and ACIV, but are a very smooth gradient, which is very welcome. Texture filtering is sort of crappy, but I can live with it. Over all, I am impressed with the performance! It looks like the delay was worth it.

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#34

Sir420 commented on Video: You've Got To Be Quick To Catch This So...:

This looks like a beating. I would have played very similar to whoever was in this video. The frustration with getting that red ring at the beginning, getting damaged at the boss for dumb reasons... and I just can't stand how target locking enemies destroys momentum. I will give this a rental, but I doubt my opinion will change.

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#37

Sir420 commented on First Impressions: Shovel Knight:

This was my first game backed on Kickstarter. After all the promising releases this year, I decided against this in the future unless the project is low on funding. With Shantae, Ghost Song, Mighty No. 9, and more, I'm glad the outlet is there. I'll just be one of those who buys through eShoo/Steam.

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#43

Sir420 commented on News Site Claims That Zelda "Takes A Dim View ...:

@JoostinOnline I have no problem with people pointing out flaws. That's give and take, conversation, discourse. What I call "being defensive" is people not even giving these ideas a chance. A quick look through the above 200+ posts will show a completely dismissive attitude by most. Is the Salon article flawed? Of course, what isn't (yes, that includes Zelda).

In your previous post, you say "More than anything, it's people's obsession with searching for stereotypes that make them continue to exist." I disagree. I say that it's a lack of understanding diverse viewpoints that continues stereotypes. Angry, dismissive attitudes towards opinions other than our own prolong this lack of understanding and strengthen stereotypes.

Ignorance may be bliss, but it is certainly not healing or helpful. Education is the answer.

I expect this post to be dismissed at least as much as those I've made above. As I've said before, NintendoLife is not a healthy environment for this type of discussion. Take what I say with a grain of salt, but at least try to understand where I am coming from. Thank you for this exchange. You are welcomed to have the last word; I am finished with this comment thread.

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#44

Sir420 commented on News Site Claims That Zelda "Takes A Dim View ...:

@Neram Honestly, I think it's important to be aware of unintentional offenses. Can you live your life in fear that you will offend someone? No. Should you do your best to help rather than hurt? Of course.

If you'd like to look up the error of a privileged mindset, I'd encourage you to do so. As I've said previously, NintendoLife is clearly not the forum to discuss social theory.

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#49

Sir420 commented on News Site Claims That Zelda "Takes A Dim View ...:

@Klimbatize Obviously it didn't make you hate people. But it does reinforce harmful conceptions, no matter how subtly. GTA is an obvious offender, but Zelda? It's important to look at these sort of things to see how far harmful attitudes permeate our society, even our childhood. You don't have to stop playing OoT; the author is simply asking us to be aware.

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#50

Sir420 commented on News Site Claims That Zelda "Takes A Dim View ...:

@eaglebob345 It looks like you missed the part where the author called the game an amazing work of art. Did you even read the linked article?

You are privileged when you don't have to worry about being judged on the basis of your culture or physical characteristics. In our society, not everyone is able to live such a life.

Obviously, NintendoLife is not the place to discuss sociology. That being said, these examinations can have value if you take five seconds to think them through. No need to get so polemical over this.